ti‘e

ti‘e, v.i.

1. Snigger, give snort (of suppressed laughter or disbelief), titter (with kata as subject or head).

Kua ti‘e ‘aia i te kata‘anga.
He sniggered to himself;

Nō tāna kata ti‘e iāku i papaki ei au iāia.
I slapped her because she tittered at me.

2. To sneeze, a sneeze.

Ko ‘ai tērā e mare ti‘ē ra?
Who is that sneezing?;

Ko te mare ti‘e ‘ua tāku i ‘akarongo.
I just heard the sound of sneezing.